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Policy Directives

Survey Manual (SM) | Department Manual (DM)

The policy directives listed below are pertinent to ensuring the quality and integrity of USGS science information products.

Fundamental Science Practices SM Chapters:

SM 502.1 - Fundamental Science Practices: Foundation Policy

SM 502.2 - Fundamental Science Practices: Planning and Conducting Data Collection and Research

SM 502.3 - Fundamental Science Practices: Peer Review

SM 502.4 - Fundamental Science Practices: Review, Approval, and Release of Information Products

SM 502.5 - Fundamental Science Practices: Safeguarding Unpublished U.S. Geological Survey Data, Information, and Associated Scientific Materials

Office of Science Quality and Integrity (OSQI) Instructional Memoranda (IM):

IM OSQI 2015-01 - Scientific Data Management Foundation

IM OSQI 2015-02 - Metadata for Scientific Data, Software, and Other Information Products

IM OSQI 2015-03 - Review and Approval of Scientific Data for Release

IM OSQI 2015-04 - Preservation Requirements for Digital Scientific Data

Delegations of Approval SM Chapter:

SM 205.18 - Authority to Approve Information Products

Publishing SM Chapters:

Part 1100 - Publishing

Other Related SM and DM Chapters:

SM 500.25 - Scientific Integrity

SM 500.5 - Policy on the Release of Information to the News Media

SM 370.735.5 - Outside Work and Interests

305 DM 3 - Integrity of Scientific and Scholarly Activities

470 DM 1 - Publication Communications. This DM chapter replaces 478 DM 1

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